Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

QVC buys up Datalogic devices

Home shopping channel QVC selected mobile solutions company Peak-Ryzex to overhaul the auto ID kit at its Knowsley distribution centre on Merseyside, which picks and despatches over 15 million units a year.

The contract covers the supply of 170 new radio frequency bar code scanning terminals together with Peak-Ryzex’s managed services and support for an initial five-year term.

Datalogic’s rugged Falcon X3 wireless handhelds were chosen to replace legacy bar code scanning equipment. The new ergonomic terminals will be used in the warehouse for scanning goods in/goods out and paperless picking and stock control.

The devices are connected via roaming or wired standards including USB, RS-232, modem and Ethernet.

They capture data with a high performance laser scanner with Green Spot, an auto ranging laser (XLR) scanner, or a 2D imager with Green Spot combined with a 3 Mega pixel colour camera.

Peak-Ryzex staging means that all devices arrive on site fully configured, loaded, and licensed with software.

“Peak-Ryzex is providing a comprehensive service and support package that covers all our handheld requirements,” said Andy Shuker, warehouse systems manager, QVC UK.

We do not need to worry about setting up the equipment or what happens if we have a failure, Peak-Ryzex manages all that for us; we simply get on with our job knowing that we have fully functioning handheld scanners and back up.”